Sumayya Vally

Founder of Counterspace, focusing on hybrid identities in African and Islamic contexts. She redefined Islamic art as the Artistic Director of the inaugural Islamic Arts Biennale and designed the groundbreaking 20th Serpentine Pavilion. Vally's contributions to architecture have earned her prestigious awards, including an Honorary Professorship from UCL and a gold medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Photo by Lou Jasmine